Breaking the Cycle of Refrigeration

I no longer depend on air conditioning,
     preferring instead to suffer
     inside the sweltering interior
     of my 2003 Hyundai, windows rolled up,
     sun blasting my chest through the windshield,
     so stuffy, impossible to breath
     with this sweat-soaked collar around my neck.
I cannot take the cool air against my steaming, pale skin.
I’d rather melt into a puddle of goop,
     and spill all over the grey upholstery,
     than turn on the cold, forced air,
     than let that chill, freonic breeze
     make its way over my thin, brittle arms
     and shiny, perspiring forehead.
No, I’d rather turn liquid, turn liquid and drown into myself,
     all the while staring straight into that sky-born
     ball of gas thinking of some relief besides a/c,
     thinking of you.

Breaking the Cycle of Refrigeration

I Seem to Recall Being Shown a Way

I have whiled away years doing nothing at all.
I have studied belly-up cockroaches on bathroom floors and driven past children in diapers meandering the streets.
And I have sat idly by while other men build and buy and trade and acquire and win and lose.
I have breathed ever-so-slowly as masses of track-suited citizens hustle and bustle by.
I’ve watched men climb cliffs and dive headfirst into chilly, dark waters.
I sat there on the cliff’s edge and didn’t reach out to warn them.
Didn’t extend a hand, a thought, any good luck.
I’ve listened to men talk, talk, talk about the way the world is and who should be admired and who should be admonished without responding yay or nay.
All this time I have sat and am sitting still, observing with intent from afar, mind full of weary wonder.
And I have seen you replace worn shoes and outdated slacks and stained shirts.
Yes, I have whiled away all these years waiting, for what I don’t know.

I Seem to Recall Being Shown a Way

Ornithology Abandons Athena

Your scorched throat calls out to nothing,
     nothing but rotten owls.
Owls, for so long so wise, dining on infinity.
Now there is no time left to sustain
     their elevated metabolisms.
They’re starving, hunting anything that moves.
Yet you dodge them so professionally,
     have done so all your life,
     let them pass right overhead
     with a wave of your hand
     and an unbroken stride,
     leave them decomposing in the treetops
     ever hungry for just a little more time.

Ornithology Abandons Athena

Listen of the Week: CHVRCHES

Every Open Eye by CHVRCHES

The record feels like the kind a band releases just before it takes off. If Every Open Eyes turns out to be Chvrches’ breakthrough album, no one should be surprised.

http://www.avclub.com/review/chvrches-poised-big-things-its-excellent-2nd-album-225523

This record hits every bit of my synth-loving, pop-hooking heart.

There are so many good albums out this week. Something for everyone. Go listen to some music, dammit!

Listen of the Week: CHVRCHES

Friday Fun Facts: Echo (R. Kelly)

Did ya know…?

“Echo” is the third official single from American R&B singer R. Kelly’s 2009 album, Untitled.
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official single from American R&B singer R. Kelly’s 2009 album, Untitled.
R&B singer R. Kelly’s 2009 album, Untitled.
R&B singer R. Kelly’s 2009 album, Untitled.
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…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Echo (R. Kelly)